The construction industry has played a critical role attracting investment and creating jobs in South Australia during the pandemic. That’s set to continue, with a record $17.9 billion infrastructure investment spend over the next four years, committed in the 2021-22 State Budget, and private sector investment also on the increase.
This investment will create jobs building roads, rail, schools, expanded hospital emergency departments, sporting infrastructure, housing, playgrounds and other facilities, improving the lives of South Australians.
People employed in construction perform hands-on, supervisory, engineering, drafting and project management roles. They work for residential and commercial building businesses, for sub-contractors who manage specific requirements of a build and for the state government. Most jobs involve working on site but there are also corporate, drafting and project management roles that may be office-based some of the time.
The construction industry is hungry for workers to help deliver the huge amount of work on its books, with record investment in building trade skills, to ensure our State has people locally, to keep up with demand.